The Fellowship


The Special Education Leader Fellowship is a 2-year cohort-based program designed to improve educational programming for students with exceptionalities starting with special education and RTI teacher leaders as the main unit of change. Targeting current and aspiring special education leaders and RTI coordinators, this program leads to direct improvement of special education programming in schools.

Fellows develop the core leadership and technical skills necessary to:

  1. develop and implement a vision of excellent special education programming;
  2. increase the instructional skills of special education teachers, general education teachers, and other members of the IEP team to meet the range of student needs;
  3. lead high performing teams that will transform special education serves for their students.

Additionally, SELF works with supervising principals, to help nurture a shared vision and a shared set of core understandings between special education leader or middle leader and their school leaders.